School Trip Ideas
The October 2013 federal government shutdown has disrupted plans for educational trips for many of Ohio's boys and girls. Ohio offers many opportunities for boys and girls to experience the rich heritage of both the Buckeye state and the nation.
Use the links below to explore the many learning opportunities offered here in Ohio.
Visit Ohio Historical Society’s Museums and Historic Sites
Visit the Ohio Historical Society’s Museum and Historic Sites website to learn about opportunities to explore Ohio’s past. Whether your focus is statehood and settlement, presidents and politics, Native Americans, air and space, military, the arts, African-American history, or natural historic sites, Ohio offers one of the largest statewide networks of historic sites and museums in the United States. Click here for more.
Discover the Ohio Statehouse
The Ohio Statehouse is a living monument to the people and the period during which Ohio's democracy was founded and formed. A Statehouse field trip gives educators the opportunity to bring lesson plans to life on such subjects as history, civics, architecture and other topics. The Statehouse Education and Visitors Center provides guided tours geared to a school group's grade level and curriculum. Click here for more.
Explore the past in Ohio State Parks
Bring history to life with tours of historic structures, interpretive programs, nature center exhibits, demonstrations of frontier life and reenactments of historic events. Ohio state parks offer a variety of heritage-themed events year-round celebrating Ohio’s rich history. Click here for more.
Find Ohio Heritage Activities
Ohio proudly protects the best of our past. Find out about special and seasonal opportunities to explore Ohio’s heritage sites, such as the Underground Railroad, coastal lighthouses and ancient Indian mounds. Click here for more.
Tour the Ohio Supreme Court
The Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center houses the Supreme Court and other offices of the Judicial Branch. It symbolizes the role of the judiciary as an independent branch of government. The murals, bronze plaques, inscriptions and symbols tell the inspiring story of the people who built Ohio. The tour includes information about the building history, art, architecture, Ohio history and the workings of the court system. Click here for more.
See the State Art Gallery (Riffe Gallery)
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries. The Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts across from the Statehouse. Click here for more.
Last Modified: 3/6/2014 1:53:57 PM